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Atlantic Monthly

Vol. 4, no. 26, December 1859

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1859
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,728 / 243 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.4
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 817
mnybks.net#: 22
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Periodical
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gua was the finest of countries; "but," said he, with some latent humor of too ghastly a hue, "I'm sorry you didn't come down with us three months ago, as you thought of doing; we've all been promoted. The officers and two-thirds of the men have died, and nearly all the rest of us are promoted. I myself am captain. You made a great mistake, you see."

"My friend," said I, "you needn't try to frighten me. I've lived in a tropical climate before, and it is the healthiest part of the world for men of my temperament."

"Then you'll be promoted," said he. "A healthy man is sure of his reward in this service. Do you see that fellow crossing the plaza with the old shoes in his hand?"

"Yes," said I,--"poor man!"

"He has got them off of some dead man's feet out at the hospital. They die out there night and day. All these men you see here will die in six months."

After running through this humorous vein, he told me what adventures he had seen since joining the filibuster army; which, however, I have no int

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